This 90-acre country retreat sits only a short distance from hectic Rt. 128, yet will transport you back 100 years to a bucolic world of majestic homes, elegant gardens, carriage rides, fields and woodlands - all the amenities of gracious, turn-of-the-century living in the Neponset River Valley. The Bradley Estate is currently seeking friendly and outgoing volunteers to meet and greet visitors, assist with events and/or workshops and provide tours of the house and gardens. Come be a part of our team!Responsibilities
* Meet and greet visitors, answering questions
* Offer tours of the house and gardens (training provided)
* Assist with set up and clean up at events/workshops/programs
* Help organize arts, cultural, horticultural, natural history and/or holiday events
* Educate the public about the goals of the Trustees
* Encourage the benefits of being a Trustees’ member
* Log volunteer hours
* Have reliable transportation to the Estate
* Desire to meet with the public, and share knowledge of The Trustees and the Trustees’ properties
* Good communication skills
* Dress in appropriate clothes and footwear for varying weather conditions: hot and dry, cold or wet, office casual, Trustees branded shirts (provided) colors, etc.
* Ability to carry/set up tables and chairs for events, assist with offering teas/coffees and other light refreshments and help with clean up
* Experience working with the public (desired, not required)
* Knowledge of the Trustees and Trustees’ properties (desired, not required)
* Knowledge of any or all of the following: history, landscape architecture, gardening/farming, and/or ecology of the area. (desired, not required)
Time Commitment Needed
Minimum of one event per month, two to four hours depending on the event
For more information
Contact Eileen Small, Volunteer Resources Coordinator, 781-784-0567 x5501, firstname.lastname@example.org
To explore other volunteer opportunities or sign up as a team, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/
More about The Trustees
Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org.
The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.
- Environmental Education
- Environmental Science
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Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- 2-4 hours depending on the event
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